Add profiling mode to profile by info table address
I have hacked together a new profiling mode code named "Profile by Info Table" which uses the address of the info table as the band identity in the profile.
The main point of this is that you can then look up the source location of the info table in the dwarf information when rendering the chart.
For example, in this profile I have only included THUNK closures, which you can reliably look up in the dwarf information. You can't include things like constructor closures for example as every constructor has the same info table regardless of where it comes from in the source.
In the profiles below if you click on the Closure Descs tab you can see the precise source position the band originated from.
As a test, I compiled the Cabal library with -O2 and here is the result. Firstly a profile sorted by size of the bands.
I also added a mode to eventlog2html which calculates the gradient of the line so you can more easily spot things which are leaking but not very big themselves which might be retaining other closures.
We can see clearly here that there are calls to compute unfoldings which remain unevaluated for a long time and therefore retaining reference to core expressions. (See the 0x177ff78 closure for example).
The only issue is that at the moment reading the DWARF information takes about 48gb of memory.